San Francisco is arguably the most well-known city for building a startup but how do you find a cofounder there? In this post, we bring some tips on Finding that cofounder in San Francisco.
Before looking for a cofounder start building your audience.
Getting traction is one of the keys in terms of finding cofounders. Traction brings motivation and energy to your startup. Check out the previous article written on validating your startup idea in less than 24 hours. The key is to start building your audience before you build the product.
Have a clear description about the role.
What are you looking for in a cofounder? Is it technical or none-technical? If so what set of competencies are you looking for. Write down the skill sets and the scope of the role in a job description!
Tap into meetups.
Meetups and events are another channel to potentially meet a cofounder. We have the list of meetups in San Francisco on our Startup City Guide.
Go to Y Combinator events.
Y combinator hosts number of great events including Female Founders Conference and more. Your future cofounder might just be hangout out there. This is how BioRender founder meet her cofounder. It was at Y Combinator Female Conference.
Get connected via Facebook Group.
Facebook groups are great a way to connect online and meet potential team members. We have a localized and general global community. Join in both and post your startup or project.
Post your project on FoundersCoffee.
We have a vetted community to meet potential members and grab coffee. Post your project and what you’re looking for here.
Fire up your social media.
Fire up your social medial by sharing valuable content or generating your own post. Building those online relationships take time and effort.
How did you meet your cofounder? Let me know below!
About the Author
Eric is founder of FoundersBeta with a wealth of expertise in startups, building high-performing teams, and product development. He is a top ranked tennis player and always up for a conversation about startups. Check his projects at www.ericrafat.com